Hopscotch Music Festival Returns To Raleigh Sept. 6-8; Featuring The Roots, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo & More!















It’s gonna get a bit rowdy in September in Raleigh! The Independent Weekly announced its third annual Hopscotch Music Festival, N.C.’s biggest music festival. Scheduled for Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, the festival will feature 175 bands in 15 venues- music ranging from classic indie rock to emerging hip-hop.

On Friday, Sept. 7, two rock legends will share the stage, as Built to Spill joins The Jesus and Mary Chain. And on Saturday, Sept. 8, possibly the best live crew not only in hip-hop but all of music, The Roots, headline with New York disco force Escort. Some 165 other bands perform in 14 clubs during the festival’s three days. A sampling of these acts includes: Yo La TengoLiarsSunn O)))Danny BrownThee Oh SeesBaronessDeath GripsDeerhoof,Damien JuradoFlosstradamusZola JesusLaurel HaloPallbearerYoung MagicLambchopCities AvivOneidaWye OakSamantha CrainGlenn JonesThe Spits and Colin Stetson.


Admission to Hopscotch is designed to suit a wide range of fans. The remaining $165 VIP wristbands and the festival’s most popular option, the $110 All-Show wristbands, are on sale now. Each of these wristbands allows entry into all 14 festival clubs and both City Plaza headlining shows.

In July, along with the release of the 2012 festival schedule, 1-day passes will be available for the first time. These passes will allow entry into every Hopscotch show on a specific day and will range from $55–$75.

Individual tickets for the shows in Raleigh City Plaza will also become available in July. The Friday, Sept. 7, show featuring The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill, and Zammuto costs $34. The Saturday, Sept. 8, show featuring The Roots, Escort, and Shirlette and The Dynamite Brothers also costs $34. This year, based on 3-day wristband sales, a very limited number of 1-day passes and individual City Plaza tickets are expected to be available.

In cooperation with sponsor Etix, Hopscotch Music Festival is offering wristbands and tickets to all fans with reduced service charges.  For full line up & to purchase tickets and wristbands, visit www.hopscotchmusicfest.com or www.etix.com.


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